Microsoft Announces Availability Of the Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit Version 2.0

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 6, 1997 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate worldwide availability of the Microsoft® Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit version 2.0, downloadable for free (connect-time charges may apply) from the Office intranet Web site located at . The new kit allows users to create intranet solutions that are tailored to best meet a variety of business needs. Customers can choose from 12 prebuilt solutions or customize their own intranets with seven drag-and-drop intranet modules.

This latest version continues to offer the fast and easy way to build an intranet using the powerful combination of Office 97, the industry’s leading business productivity suite and the leading new Web technologies available in the FrontPage® 98 Web site creation and management tool (download the beta software for free at ; connect-time charges may apply). Office 97 users and the more than 2 million users of the FrontPage 98 beta release can immediately take advantage of the kit.

“Office 97 and FrontPage 98 work seamlessly together to develop and integrate content on your intranet,”
said Paul Alvarez of GTC Systems Inc. in San Diego.
“I really like the rich functionality and improved usability features that make FrontPage 98 very easy to use. It’s amazing that people are spending as much money as they are building intranets when they have the tools right there. With the new 60 Minute Intranet Kit, you can get an intranet up and running in no time at all.”

Dennis Tevlin, director of Office marketing at Microsoft, said

With this latest version of the Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit, users can create customized intranet solutions based on their business needs, while taking advantage of powerful new Web technologies. And with 65 million Office application users worldwide, organizations can leverage their existing investment in training and technology.”

Contents of the Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit include the following:

  • Business Solutions Center.

    Twelve professionally designed intranet solutions help groups solve everyday business problems.

  • Foundation Intranet Template. This template easily drops into FrontPage 98 to create an intranet framework in seconds.

  • Intranet modules. Seven intranet modules add advanced functionality such as channels, intranet databases and document management to an intranet.

  • Step-by-step guide. Detailed instructions are provided for creating an intranet using Office 97 and FrontPage 98.

  • Multimedia demos. Four multimedia demos illustrating the intranet capabilities of Office 97 and FrontPage 98 show users how an intranet is built using the 60 Minute Intranet Kit.

  • Helpful documentation. White papers and enhancement guides detail how a simple intranet can be a first step toward implementing more sophisticated intranet solutions.

The Microsoft Office intranet Web site provides advice, updated information and ongoing programs to help support small workgroups and large departments in their intranet development activities. Users can also receive the kit on CD-ROM (no shipping charges apply).

Microsoft Office 97 and FrontPage 98 make a powerful team in that users can create content with Office applications and manage it with FrontPage functionality, such as multiauthoring, task management, automatic hyperlink updates, and the ability to view and manage Office 97 documents. Computer users worldwide can obtain information about Microsoft FrontPage and download the new FrontPage 98 beta software at .

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